Like Chasing Trouble
, this stars Frankie Darro, Marjorie Reynolds, and Mantan Moreland. Here they work at a radio station, and are involved in a murder mystery. Darro isn't stuck trying to imitate Mickey Rooney, and Moreland and Reynolds have much better parts. Comedy and drama are nicely balanced. It's well-paced fun. Unlike the copies of Chasing Trouble
here at IA, the file for this movie is complete.
Reynolds sings 3 songs, and she's not bad at all. Who knows, maybe this led to her role in Holiday Inn
. In one scene, Moreland and Darro do a version of the stand-up routine Moreland and Ben Carter used to do, which can be seen in two Charlie Chan movies: The Scarlett Clue
and Dark Alibi
. Unfortunately, Darro is in blackface makeup for the routine - excusable in a 1940 film, but egregious for a radio audition scene.
I downloaded the 699MB AVI file. The video quality is good; audio quality is fine.